From the airport
A taxi from the airport to our Guest House at 32 Pilrig Street will cost between £22 and £25.
The airport bus (airlink) single fare is about £4.00 and the return fare is about £7.00. The bus takes you to Waverley bridge, next to Waverley train station off Princess St. From Waverley bridge, you can walk, take a taxi or bus it.
The tram (Edinburgh Trams) from the airport takes you to York Place, the journey time is about 40-45 minutes. The one way fare is £5.00 and the return fare is £8.00. From York place you can walk to us in about 10-15 minutes.
Map of the route from York Place
Click on this google map for more info.
From the train station (Waverley station)
A taxi can be found outside the station, it will cost just under £5 for the 5 minute trip, a taxi can take up to 5 people.
Walking from the station takes about twenty to twenty five minutes,the distance is 1.2 miles, this can seem a long way if you are carrying heavy bags.
Taking a bus from Princess street. Exit the train station onto Waverley bridge, turn right towards Princes St and cross Princes St. From the nearest bus stop take the bus numbers 22 or 25 and ask to get off at Pilrig Church. The fare is £1.50 each (you need the exact change). Pilrig St is at the junction with Pilrig Church and you will find us 100 m down Pilrig St on the left. You can also buy a day ticket on the bus which allows you to use the buses all day long, the price is £3.50.
Map image of route from Waverley station
Google map link to help you find us.
Getting to us from St Andrews Bus Station
It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the Balmoral Guest House from the bus station. Leave the bus station by the Elder St exit and walk down towards Queen St. Turn right into Queen St and York Place and head for Picardy Place (a large roundabout) with a Vue cinema complex on the far side. Bear to the left (towards the sea) down Leith Walk (the A 900), it's the wide road with green bus lanes, you will see the Playhouse Theatre on your right across the road. Just keep walking down the left hand side of Leith Walk until you reach Pilrig church. At Pilrig Church turn left onto Pilrig St, we are 100 m on the left. Map of the route from the bus station.
For your Sat Nav, our postal code is EH6 5AL. Please email is if you need specific directions or any further information.